Hawaii Financial Assistance

Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in Living Assistance
December 19, 2018

Overview

The Hawaii Financial Assistance program provides assistance to needy families with (or expecting) children and provides parents with job preparation, work and support services that enable them to leave the program and become self-sufficient. This is accomplished through strategies implemented in the Pursuit of New Opportunities (PONO) welfare reform program which delivers cash assistance and the First-to-Work (FTW) program which provides employment preparation and support services.

Administration

Hawaii Financial Assistance is administered by Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Hawaii, either pregnant or responsible for a child under 19 years of age, a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, have low or very low income, and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed.

Application Details

To download and print an application for Hawaii Financial Assistance (TANF), please go to the Benefits Application Form.

This application must be mailed or hand-delivered to the state of Hawaii Department of Human Services. We do not yet process on-line applications.

Send completed applications to the local office listed in the application.

Contact:

808-643-1643

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